UAE

June 3, 2014

Adam Driver has a new blockbuster to add to his imdb portfolio. (Image cropped from imdb.com).
09:00 GMT

After viewing the old movies as a child, it's nearly unbelievable for Adam Driver to be starring in the seventh episode.

June 2, 2014

The six month Dubai World Expo event is expected to attract 25 million visitors and be a key driver for tourism, with other emirates also set to benefit.
22:07 GMT

The six month Dubai World Expo event is expected to attract 25 million visitors and be a key driver for tourism, with other emirates also set to benefit, the company said.

The new service means that as of August 1, Emirates will offer passengers 14,185 seats each week on the route from Dubai.
21:35 GMT

Emirates has served Karachi since it was founded in 1985, and in the past decade alone has transported over six million passengers on the route.

A Still from the "Jabal Al Halal" cast & crew's video dancing to Hussain's "Good News." (Image: YouTube still)
11:10 GMT

What did we tell ya about Hussain Al Jasmi's "Bushret Khair" (Good News) music video? Yep, it's gone viral!

The cameras are rolling in Abu Dhabi for Star Wars: Episode VII.
09:00 GMT

Filming the seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise means something big for Abu Dhabi.

The DTEC will build on the success of the DSOA’s current technology incubation centre — Silicon Oasis Founders, or SOF — that was launched in April 2012 to promote local entrepreneurial talent in the IT sector.
03:55 GMT

he technology incubation centre offers emerging entrepreneurs an opportunity to advance their business through providing consultancy, mentoring, workspace facilities and networking opportunities.

June 1, 2014

Occupancy is expected to touch 70 per cent in Dubai
09:29 GMT

Hotels in the UAE are expected to see occupancy levels fall during June and July but pick up in August, according to analysts.

Black Sabbath nailed it in Abu Dhabi.
06:06 GMT

Black Sabbath met all expectations and possibly surpassed them at their Yas Island gig on May 29.

May 29, 2014

A study released on Wednesday by global real estate consultancy CBRE put the emirate ahead of 187 other global cities based on the number of international retailing brands operating in the market.
13:13 GMT

Dubai has retained its number two spot worldwide as a retail destination, just behind London and well ahead of New York, Moscow and Shanghai.

Hani congratulated Hussain on his recent success with a sincere phone call this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Hani Shaker took it upon himself to call Hussain Al Jasmi and congratulate him on his recent success.

May 28, 2014

The move comes in line with the UAE vision that calls for effective and advanced settlement system of disputes so as to make the country a first destination to attract businesspersons and capitals.
06:40 GMT

The authority enjoys autonomous legal status, and exercises its functions and powers without any interference from other bodies of DIFC.

Fully 60 per cent of trading on the Dubai market went to the property giant
06:24 GMT

Arabtec bounced back from days of losses with trading so intense that a market expert said it restricted trading in other Dubai shares.

May 27, 2014

Passenger traffic through Dubai’s main airport, one of the world’s busiest, rose 13.7 per cent from a year earlier to 6.16 million people in April, the airport operator said on Tuesday.
22:39 GMT

During the first four months of 2014, traffic at Dubai International Airport climbed 11.9 per cent to 24.52 million passengers.

David Haigh, who until March was deputy chief executive of Dubai-based GFH Capital, a unit of Bahrain’s Gulf Finance House, has been referred to Dubai’s public prosecutor for trial.
22:26 GMT

A former managing director of English Championship club Leeds United has been arrested in Dubai on charges of embezzling Dhs23.7 million ($6.45 million)